Effective progress comes with a combination of measurable metrics, a vivid vision of your future self, and clear mile markers. Without these elements, people wander.
The Japanese skateboarder Yuto Horigome is a great example of following a detailed and measurable future self. From 2017–2021, Yuto went from being an average pro skater to the top-ranked skater in the world.
Yuto succeeded because he created with extreme detail and craftsmanship.
His goal shaped his process. And he committed to that process until he won Olympic gold.